Organisation
University of Queensland
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Phone
+617 3346 3158
Fax
+617 334 63973
Website
web.aibn.uq.edu.au/cssb/ClaudiaVickers.html and http://www.uq.edu.au/~uqcvicke/

Research

Metabolic engineering in yeast for industrial biochemical production (isoprenoids in particular, including isoprene and compounds with jet fuel properties). We use systems and synthetic biology approaches to re-direct carbon through metabolic networks in order to increase product yield. I also have an interest in carbon source utilisation, in particular sucrose. Although yeast is a very good sucrose utiliser, relatively little is known about its growth characteristics on sucrose compared to glucose.